Mogwai to perform live to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait at London's Barbican

Friday 26th April, 2013


Performing live to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

A film directed by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno and produced by Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Anna Lena Vaney and Victorien Vaney.

Fri 26 Jul 2013 / 19:30, Barbican Centre, London, UK

Tickets: £25 – 30

One of the most beguiling portrayals of an individual in recent cinematic history, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is a football film like no other. Using 17 cameras, the film tracks the legendary French midfielder Zinédine Zidane throughout a 2005 Spanish league match at Madrid’s imposing Bernabéu Stadium — on and off the ball, in the thick of the action and on its periphery. The result, from directors Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, is a dramatic, hypnotic and deeply beautiful depiction of one of the world’s finest footballers performing on one of the sport’s grandest stages. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Mogwai, the Glasgow quintet that has built a deserved reputation for the fearsome intensity of their live shows. In July, the band will perform the soundtrack live alongside the movie for the first time, with the premiere at Manchester International Festival and then at the Barbican in London.

'A hypnotic experience to which you must simply abandon yourself' ???? Guardian

Produced by the Barbican in association with ATP concerts.

Film courtesy of Anna Lena films / Palomar Pictures.

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